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  • Form 2 Color Kit (FormLabs)

    RS-F2-PKG-CR

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    169,00 €tax excl.
    204,49 €tax incl.

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    Color Kit allows the user to create pieces of the color that the user wants starting from the 5 basic colors.

    Color Kit of FormLabs is the first integrated solution of exclusive color mixing for resins.

    Piece with Color Kit of FormLabs

    Image 1: Piece with Color Kit of FormLabs. Source: FormLabs

     

    This kit allows 3D SLA printing in almost any color that the user of a Form 2 wants, without the need for manual work of finished and painted after printing.

    Video 1: Color Kit. Source: FormLabs

     

    The Base Color Kit consists of a Base Resin cartridge (1L) and 5 cans of different pigments. The resin works as a base for mixing the pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and White).

    Colores Color Kit FormLabs

    Image 2: FormLabs Color Kit Colors. Source: FormLabs

     

    Thanks to the combination of these colors, the following 16 colors are obtained, perfectly defined.

    Tabla de Colores Color Kit FormLabs

    Image 3: FormLabs Color Kit Color chart. Source: FormLabs

     

    In addition, FormLabs has a configurator that offers the closest color that the user wants. Thanks to this, the limit of creativity is only the imagination of the user of a 3D SLA Form 2 printer.

    Figura creada con Color Kit

    Image 4: Figure created with Color Kit. Source: FormLabs

    Below, a series of usage tips are cited that must be taken into account at all times with the use of Form 2 with their respective resins:


    Change cartridge:


    Changing the resin cartridge of the Form 2 is very simple, just close the top cap of the ventilation duct (vent) and remove the cartridge by holding it by the handle it has. Then the other is inserted and the vent plug is opened in case an impression is to be started. To avoid drips through the 3D printer, this process must always be carried out with the resin tank mounted.


    Vent plug FormLabs


    Image 1: Vent plug of the FormLabs cartridges. Source: FormLabs

    After finishing each impression the vent plug must be closed so that the resin maintains its properties. In addition, if you don't use Form 2 for some time, you should keep the cartridge in its original box to keep the properties of the resin intact.


     


    Resin tank:


    Each type of resin must have its resin tank, which must be changed after using 2L of resin. FormLabs has developed a more powerful tank, the Resin Tank LT, which has a life up to 20 times longer than the standard tank.


    FormLabs Resin Tank LT


    Image 2: FormLabs Resin Tank LT. Source: FormLabs

    To protect and store the excess resin in the tank after each printing, FormLabs supplies a lid that ensures a perfect closure. Once the tank is closed, it is recommended to store it (with resin and lid) in the original box so that the resin doesn't lose its properties when exposed to UV rays for a long time. Another point to keep in mind is that the tanks can't be cleaned with any cleaning product or similar (for example, isopopyl alcohol), since they lose certain qualities that can cause continuous failed impressions.


    FormLabs Resin Tank


    Image 3: FormLabs Resin Tank. Source: FormLabs

     


    Failed printing:


    When an error occurs in printing may be because solid parts of a previous printing have fallen to the resin tank. In this case, a spatula at 45° must be passed through the printing tank, gathering all the solid parts in a corner and removing them. To ensure that the tank resin doesn't contain any solid parts, the resin should be cast with a 190 μm paper filter. Once cast, it is put back into the tank and it is ready to be used again.



    Video 1: Clean resin tank. Source: FormLabs

     


    Isopropyl alcohol:


    Isopropyl alcohol is the key to the washing and post-processing of parts made with Form 2 and you should know when it is time to change it. In the Finish Kit the moment to change it's when the IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) is so saturated with resin particles, that after washing the pieces are still sticky. At that point you must remove all the liquid, clean the container well and throw new IPA, but never fill in on the previous one.


    Finish Kit FormLabs


    Image 4: Finish Kit FormLabs. Source: FormLabs

    In the Form Wash, the wash center itself indicates through its screen when it is time to change the isopropyl alcohol.



    Video 2: Form 2 Ecosystem. Source: FormLabs


    If you wish you can contract our SLA 3D printing training courses (online or in person) by contacting us through the contact form. The training is oriented to obtain a wide knowledge and know how to use the 3D SLA Form 2 printer from the beginning and t.hus avoid major errors.


    • Type of resin: Photopolymer

    • Fabricant: FormLabs

    • Color: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and White

    • Quantity: 1L

    • Lifetime since manufacturing (Recommended): 12 months

    • Shipping weight: 3 Kg 

    • HS Code: 3916.9

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